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Record $12.6 million price for 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle represents the eternal hope of collecting

Record $12.6 million price for 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle represents the eternal hope of collecting

I don’t know what it’s like to hold a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle worth millions of dollars. Never will, and that’s OK. You probably don’t, either. The closest I’ve ever come is holding a 1952 Topps Willie Mays card that a friend had passed down from her father, and the corners on that card, well, let’s just say it was a well-loved baseball card in the 1950s.

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Drama and ice cream: Why the Braves and Mets have made the NL East baseball's most exciting playoff race

Drama and ice cream: Why the Braves and Mets have made the NL East baseball's most exciting playoff race

ATLANTA — The battle for the NL East has just about everything one could want in a fun baseball story, courtesy of the Mets and Braves. There’s elite pitching, sure. There’s exciting, youthful talent, yes.

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Baseball, Vin Scully and The Sporting News, intertwined since the 1950s

Baseball, Vin Scully and The Sporting News, intertwined since the 1950s

Imagine this: Thirty-six years ago, Vin Scully mused about his death in The Sporting News. Scully, who died Tuesday at 94, said: “Being Irish, being Catholic, from the first day I can remember, I was told about death.

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Shohei Ohtani trade rumors: Angels MVP remains non-committal about future with 2023 free agency lurking

Shohei Ohtani trade rumors: Angels MVP remains non-committal about future with 2023 free agency lurking

Pressure continues to mount for the Angels as the trade deadline draws closer. While trading Shohei Ohtani or Mike Trout feels unlikely despite the swirling rumor mill, the clock is ticking for them to stop wasting their two transcendent stars and field a playoff-caliber team.

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MLB All-Star Game results: Giancarlo Stanton, Byron Buxton go back-to-back in the fourth inning to lead AL in win over NL

MLB All-Star Game results: Giancarlo Stanton, Byron Buxton go back-to-back in the fourth inning to lead AL in win over NL

The National League appeared to have a glimmer of hope that it could snap its losing streak in the All-Star Game to the American League. Giancarlo Stanton, Byron Buxton and a group of standout AL arms shut down that optimism quickly.

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